PicMonkey and Everywhere Art

PicMonkey and Everywhere Art

Hey folks!   Today I want to talk about a couple of things…. First, THERE ARE AMAZING, WONDROUS THINGS EVERYWHERE AND WE SHOULD ALL TAKE MORE TIME OUT TO NOTICE THEM!  (Sorry for yelling this but I really wanted to get your attention!) Second, we  have at our fingertips more tools and resources to tap intoContinue Reading

Wanted:  More Joy

Wanted: More Joy

  Yesterday I made this my Facebook Cover photo: When I posted this new cover, I stated that my New Year’s resolution was to have and spread more of these 3 things in 2015 — play, laughter, and joy.   ESPECIALLY JOY. Because as the new year rolled in and I reflected on 2014, IContinue Reading

Don’t Stop Believing

Don’t Stop Believing

As the Christmas season draws to an end and the New Year approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about believing, and I made this card for a friend: This friend is battling cancer and I wanted him and his wife to focus on believing….believing that that they will conquer their battle.  As a cancer survivorContinue Reading

A Wreath and A Reminder

A Wreath and A Reminder

Hi all, here’s a little story about this wreath we made for the wreath decorating contest we had at my office…. Last year at work we had a holiday cubicle/office decorating contest and I came in 2nd place.   Second place is nothing to sneeze at I know, but when the office announced this year that we’dContinue Reading

Couple of Holiday Tips

Couple of Holiday Tips

Hi all, no I’m not going to tell you how to get all your holiday, shopping , baking, decorating and card sending done quick and easy like. Mainly because I haven’t come close to figuring out how to do that!!! But I AM going to share a couple of tips that might help you withContinue Reading

Not too Late to Advent!

Not too Late to Advent!

Hi all, as we enter the 2nd week of December, are we feeling full of merriment and joy, or mostly stressed out with too much on our to do lists?  I think I’ve been a little of both. I have to confess that for the first several days of December, I haven’t been feeling muchContinue Reading

Still Giving Thanks….

Still Giving Thanks….

Hey there friends!  Even though the stores are chock full of Christmas merchandise and the TV stations are blasting one Christmas commercial after another, we’re still in Thanksgiving mode at our house. Today we hung the light Ashley and Tom made out of a soup can  on the shelf in her room.  It cast theContinue Reading

Thanksgiving Repeat

Thanksgiving Repeat

Hi friends!!! This weekend we put out our Thanksgiving decorations and as usual I decorated our mantel. In the process of decorating, I had a happy discovery…. having a blog can be very handy for remembering how I decorated for past holidays. All I had to do was look back at this post from lastContinue Reading

Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun

Hey there folks!!!  It’s the first day of November and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.   I however am still reveling in all the Halloween fun we had last week and yesterday!!  It’s by far my favorite holiday.   How often do we get to dress up in crazy costumes, be silly, and eat candy withoutContinue Reading

Reelin’ in Homecoming

Reelin’ in Homecoming

Hi all! I know, I know…I’ve been a stranger and it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted. I’ve got 1 word for you on why that is…HOMECOMING. Every year, Ashley’s high school has a parade for homecoming and the volleyball team always does a float in the parade.  The amazingly creative woman that alwaysContinue Reading